This popular series of books follows the publishers format of lavish illustration with concise text. The author has provided a unique impression of the Union Army, using early field photographs that include some coloured photographs – Recommended.
NAME: GI The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment, Terrible Swift Sword, Union Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry, 1861-1865 FILE: R2502 AUTHOR: John P Langellier PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 72 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: American Civil War, Union troops, artillery, cavalry, infantry, rank badges and dress, equipment, early field photography
IMAGE: B2502.jpg6 BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/k8grj7u LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This popular series of books follows the publishers format of lavish illustration with concise text. The author has provided a unique impression of the Union Army, using early field photographs that include some coloured photographs - Recommended. The Union Army was generally well equipped and dressed. As most of the textile and heavy industry was in areas loyal to the Union, equipping troops was somewhat easier than for the Confederate Forces. It was still a hard life and there were periods when pay and supplies lagged behind. The outstanding selection of images provides a vivid picture, not only of the soldiers, uniforms and equipment, but also of the conditions in which they served. This book is one of the finest presentations of the Union soldiers, certainly since a number of lavishly illustrated books, mainly using wood cuts, engravings and art work that were published to commemorate the centenary of the Civil War in 1965. The books in this series combine to provide an unrivalled illustrated account of the American Soldier.